Tuesday, December 22, 2009

It's a TVD Winter Vinyl Giveaway | Caravan Palace (s/t)


The upside of the work here at TVD HQ is being constantly introduced to new music that we can subsequently introduce you to.

Last week French act Caravan Palace came across our radar who, as their bio states, have chiefly been influenced by Django Reinhardt but also cite Vitalic, Cab Calloway, Justice, Lionel Hampton and Daft Punk as influences. You have to give these guys a spin, right?

And we’re glad we did. Check out the video (and the amazing art direction!) and we’ll pick up after you’re done...




...pretty cool right?

And we’ve got a copy of Caravan Palace’s self-titled double-LP debut to send the person who comments in regard to the joys of discovering new music in the comments to this post. New, old music or new, new music – you choose. Make certain you leave us some contact info (important!) and we’ll choose our winner next Wednesday (12/23) by noon.



Caravan Palace - Jolie Coquine (Mp3)
Caravan Palace - Suzy (Mp3)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

maybe i have this wrong but it seems like there are no comments on this post and that's nuts! this is a really exciting giveaway! even if i never listened to the video that was posted, this blog is so spot on with recs that i know this record has to be worth having.

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Anonymous said...

I am 55 years old and I at one point in time would only listen to the music I grew up on,(70's)although in my opinion a very good decade for music,I finally realized with help from the net, and blogger buddies like TVD that I was missing the boat! These days my music collection is far more varied,and I am the better person for it.

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nick bahula is dead said...

I loves me some new music!

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晚上 said...

nice job! waiting for your new artical...................................................

Anonymous said...

I used to only listen to music on the radio. Before, I used to think that was all there was out there. Now I find myself looking up the soundtrack to a movie I watched and watching commercials on TV just for the music they play. Finding new music is like a treasure hunt and always makes me want to go out and find more.

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Lindsey said...

I love discovering new music because it really makes you expand your library of music. If you stick to one genre, you don't get a taste of the world. When I discover old music, I question myself, "Man, why do I come across this just now?" Discovering music is like inventing something, because I always feel that I must share this discovery with someone else. Hahaha!

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handbanana888 said...

Ah, yes. The joy of discovering that new song, or maybe even that old song that's new to me. I'm not gonna lie. As much as I seem to immerse myself in music these days, I tend to be a bit close-minded when it comes down to actually liking something. I like to cop it up to being raised on the radio. And while that's not necessarily a bad thing, it certainly has made me very lazy when it comes to the pursuit of "new" music. I'd still have to say that it's definitely worth sifting through a sea of mediocrity to find that one infectiously catchy "can't get you out of my head" song. Hell, if it weren't for my branching out into other music, I wouldn't have discovered my deep seeded passion for all sorts of pop-rock. I went from liking 90s alternative rock(Weezer & Beck) to freakin' loving new-wave synth rock(The Sounds & [some of new]Metric). So thanks, Curiosity!

"That's why they call me Whiskers..."

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LongLostLPMan said...
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LongLostLPMan said...

When I was a teenager in the '80's, I accepted two kinds of music: what was being played on MTV and metal. That was it. Granted, I grew up in a small Midwestern town, but still, I never felt the need to try new things, musically speaking, of course. When I was initially exposed to the "college alternative" scene, I initially balked. I found myself making fun of R.E.M., the Cure and other acts. There's no way such bands could compete with Metallica! I continued to actively fight off any exposure to music that lead me away from the hallowed halls of MTV's Headbanger's Ball until I suffered a major league break-up. I had always found solace in music during such times, but nothing I had spoke to me. I remembered hearing something from the Cure, so I decided to go out and buy their new album, which then was Disintegration. That was when my music world began to change - and for the better. I soon became immersed in the joys and possible randomness that was the college alternative scene. However, as much as I loved this new musical direction and bands like Camper Van Beethoven, I realized that I still wanted to listen to Motley Crue on occasion. That was when I had a musical epiphany. One doesn't need to listen to only one kind of music! You can have a wide variety of musical interests, no matter what certain music critics might tell you. Because of that discovery, I have grown to have a diverse musical palate. I listen to classical and classic rock. I embrace garage bands both new and old. One of the beauties of this is that I can listen to both the bands who have influenced many and to those who were in turn influenced. This is a great way to hear how music has evolved through the course of time. Within the last year and a half, I have rediscovered the joys of the LP. This renewing has allowed me to sink my teeth into so many classic bands in a deeper way. Not only am I getting a higher quality of music in format: analog v. compressed MP3, but I am also exposed to many new songs from artists I love. It was very easy to skip over "unnecessary songs" from artists like Led Zeppelin. However, by listening to albums, I have heard many songs that never seem to make it to greatest hits compilations but are easily on par with many of those "hits". I think of "Out on the Tiles" and "The Rover" as great examples. Also, I have discovered that many bands who were considered to be one-hit wonders might just be anything but. Spinning Devo's "Freedom of Choice" alleviated me of such a notion. Every cut speaks volumes and you can hear the tremendous influence that they had on the sound of everything from New Wave in the '80's to even the distorted and processed guitar sounds of the industrial movement. Because of allowing myself the freedom to hear new music I have come to embrace the indie movement and have seem some of those bands begin to take off: Phoenix and Grizzly Bear or not (yet): Don Juan Dracula, Zoot Woman. But the point is this. By opening up my mind and my ears, I have been exposed to much more full canvas of musical possibilities. There are endless streams of music that are just waiting to be heard, all that you need to do is open up and let it flow!

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Jon said...

Thanks to all who entered. We've chosen a winner.

First week in '10? We launch a really cool new one...

Louis said...

AHH<, missed it! Been looking for a copy of this for months! anywhere I can buy it>?

matrocksteady@gmail.com said...

I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction to order the Caravan Palace record on vinyl to get it sent to America. I have googled everything I can think of to no avail. Any help would be awesome, I really want to get ahold of this record bad.

Steve Marks said...

I have been trying to aquire a copy of this vinyl for ages. My Mrs loves these guys and wanted to spin it into a few mixes. It was meant to be my christmas present to her but no luck as there weren't many released as far as I'm aware (150??). Either way, did anyone manage to locate a copy?? Please let me know.

Steve
(stevemarks89@hotmail.co.uk)

Steve Marks said...

I have been trying to aquire a copy of this vinyl for ages. My Mrs loves these guys and wanted to spin it into a few mixes. It was meant to be my christmas present to her but no luck as there weren't many released as far as I'm aware (150??). Either way, did anyone manage to locate a copy?? Please let me know.

Steve
(stevemarks89@hotmail.co.uk)